Overall impression: If you are looking for a rustic and quiet place to stay with great views, then this is it. If you are looking for a luxury hotel this is not the place.
Spectacular view of Arenal Volcano. Driveway leading up to hotel was approximately 5-10 minutes from the main road, steep and windy. About a 20 minute ride to downtown La Fortuna. Restaurant menu was limited in traditional Costa Rican cuisine, but overall good quality. Hot breakfast consisted of omelettes made to order, fresh fruit, pancakes, sausage, eggs, potatoes, rice and beans, and cold juices. Bed was more of a mattress pad than an actual mattress. Overall decor and room finishings need to be updated or refreshed. Standard rooms have no view of Volcano.
Free 2 hour hike on grounds with knowledgable guide. Free butterfly garden on site. Hotel includes a free steam room, gym, pool, 2 Jacuzzis, 2 computers with internet access, and childrens play room. Wifi in lobby and restaurant only. Chess , Pool , and Foosball tables on site and a dart board.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Arenal Lodge provides guests with the excitement of staying in an authentic rainforest lodge with breathtaking panoramic views of Costa Rica’s famous Arenal Volcano and Lake Arenal. Guests will enjoy a casual and relaxed rustic lodge setting with the added value of a complimentary breakfast daily. Located on 2000-acres of beautiful tropical rainforest, the lodge is situated near Arenal Volcano National Park. The lodge is surrounded by rainforest - housing hundreds of exotic birds, small animals and the beautiful tropical flowers and trees of Costa Rica. and is its own local tourist attraction due to its exclusive location with breathtaking panoramic views of Arenal Volcano and Lake Arenal. The lodge features a full service restaurant with local and international cuisine, gift shop, three heated outdoor Jacuzzis, an infinite edge swimming pool, walking trails, a butterfly garden, horseback riding, a game room and outdoor playground for children, fitness room, sauna, and free wireless high speed internet access. Guest rooms and suites feature cable TV, telephone, coffee maker, clock radio, and all have private baths. Complimentary crib and wheel chair are available on request. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Arenal Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos
- Arenal Lodge Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park